Players will participate in IPL after Pak-India series: Sethi

Published: February 6, 2015
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PCB Chairman Najam Sethi. PHOTO: AFP

PCB Chairman Najam Sethi. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: Chairman of the executive committee Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi said Pakistan players will participate in the lucrative Indian Premier League after the 2015 Pakistan-India series takes place in December.

The chairman, while speaking to the media in Karachi, also added that the Pakistan Super League will take place in Dubai, and not in Pakistan.

Regarding the Bangladesh series, Sethi said, “The PCB has told Bangladesh to come and play a series in Pakistan in accordance with the Future Tours Program (FTP). Bangladesh offered us to play a series on their home grounds, but what about our expenses?”

He also talked about the central contracts problem, saying that the issue will be solved after the World Cup and players will be given a year contract and their other demands will also be settled.

Regarding the team selection for the World Cup, Sethi said, the selection committee has complete autonomy to decide the final 15.

“The chairman is the final authority to sign the selected list according to the constitution, but the committee’s selection is respected and very few changes are made to that,” he said.

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  • samir
    Feb 6, 2015 - 4:48PM

    Im not sure about his obsession. Average pakistani doesnt care about IPL and it is a tainted business which ia no good for cricket. Better focus on internal restructuring and getting the spectator to ground

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  • Shabbir
    Feb 6, 2015 - 5:34PM

    Pakistan should boycott IPL. Are we beggars? How can we forget the last 5-6 years?

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  • Burki
    Feb 6, 2015 - 6:04PM

    First of all throw out all those ageing opportunists like Afridi, Hafeez and Yonus from the team. Then find and groom genuine specialist in every department including batting and bowling. Forget about IPL garbage, force these players to play in English counties for entire seasons so they can really hon their skills in swing & seam conditions rather than confining them on the dusty bowls of UAE.

    How many of the current lot today play in English counties on regular basis? NONE. And that is the reason we don’t have ANY single world class batsman or bowler today. This 20/20 format slog fest is really killing the game of cricket.

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  • shehroze
    Feb 6, 2015 - 6:08PM

    The IPL is really boring with low quality competition, the only reason why int’l players choose to play in the league is cause of the money they’re promised, but hilariously enough most team owners default on their payments, most foreign players get only paid a fraction of what they’re promised on their contracts.

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  • Dr Dang
    Feb 6, 2015 - 6:30PM

    Reading the comments here; Sour Grapes.

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  • FEDUP
    Feb 6, 2015 - 6:49PM

    Why is someone from the other side so keen on the participation of our players in Bookie mafia Tournament. This man should be ignored to save this game.

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  • SHADI
    Feb 7, 2015 - 12:27AM

    If he can actually get that to happen then hats off to him! Pakistan’s one day side is lacking due to the lack of t20 they play.

    IPL is very propluar I’m Pakistan and is watched by majority! Plus it will be great for players who can make enough money to retire to a comfortable life after participating in it twice or thrice.

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  • Indian
    Feb 7, 2015 - 7:38AM

    I don’t care too much for Pak players in the IPL.

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  • Omar Sadiq
    Feb 8, 2015 - 4:47PM

    so Mr Sethi, are you saying that Pakistan has to lose/throw the series against India first before they will be allowed to partake in IPL???Recommend

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